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Corporate Leadership


Dr. Thomas Britton
Chief Executive Officer
Chicago, IL
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Dr. David Hans
Chief Clinical Officer
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Dr. Lawrence Weinstein, MD, ABHM, FASAM, FAMA
Chief Medical Officer
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Ellen-Jo Boschert
Chief Operating Officer
Lebanon, MO
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Hal McCard
General Counsel
Brentwood, Tennessee
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Kimberly Speakman
Chief Compliance Officer
Brentwood, Tennessee
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Stephen Ebbett
Chief Digital and Marketing Officer
San Diego, California
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Tim Stein
Senior Vice President of Human Capital
Brentwood, Tennessee
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Facility Leadership


The public health experts on AAC's facility leadership team are on the cutting edge of addiction treatment standards and best practices.
Barbara Saak
Chief Executive Officer, Laguna Treatment Hospital
Aliso Viejo
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Denise O’Connell
Chief Executive Officer, Recovery First
Hollywood, Florida
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Fred Trapassi
Chief Executive Officer, AdCare Rhode Island
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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George Gatski, MBA, CADC
Chief Executive Officer, Desert Hope Treatment Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Jeff Turiczek
Chief Executive Officer, River Oaks Treatment Center
Riverview, Florida
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Mark Stovall
Chief Executive Officer, Oxford Treatment Center
Mississippi
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Tyler Harrell
Chief Executive Officer, Greenhouse Treatment Center
Grand Prairie, Texas
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Network of Treatment Professionals


Our medical directors and other clinical leadership set the standard of care for AAC facilities to ensure high quality treatment. Our laboratory/diagnostics leadership oversee Addiction Labs, conduct research, and develop products and services to improve patient outcomes.
Courtney Messina
Director of Clinical Services
Grand Prairie, Texas
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Dr. Constantine Diakolios
Medical Director, Sunrise House Treatment Center
Lafayette, New Jersey
Dr. Lucas Trautman
Medical Director, Oxford Treatment Center
Etta, Mississippi
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Dr. Michael Murphy, MD, MPH
Medical Director, River Oaks Treatment Center
Riverview, Florida
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Dr. Mohammad Alhabbal
Medical Director, AdCare Hospital
Worcester, Massachusetts
Dr. Richard Seely
Medical Director, Recovery First Treatment Center
Hollywood, Florida
Dr. Shahzad Allawala
Medical Director, Greenhouse Treatment Center
Grand Prairie, Texas
Frances Myers-Routt, LCSW, ACSW
Clinical Director, River Oaks Treatment Center
Riverview, Florida
Michael Coburn
Medical Director, AdCare
Rhode Island

Business Development Leadership


AAC’s business development team is our boots on the ground in your local community, helping connect people in crises and other situations with addiction rehab treatment when they need it most.
Josh Stein
Regional Director
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Melissa Tashjian
VP, Business Development
Glastonbury, CT
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Roxanne Vold
Regional Director
Shafer, Minnesota
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Veterans Affairs


At AAC, the veteran affairs team is responsible for outreach, advocacy, and oversight of a broad portfolio of resources aimed to support Veterans and their families seeking help for their addiction and co-occurring mental health issues, and their families.
Edward “Eddy” Leddy
Military and Veteran Affairs
San Diego, California

Brand & Communications


Joy Sutton
Director of Corporate Communications
Brentwood, TN
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Maz Rodriguez
PR Manager
Brentwood, TN
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Melanie Haber
SVP, Brand & Communications
New York, New York
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Credentialed Medical Editors


AAC's editors review content, checking that the information presented is accurate and up-to-date, using credible sources for statistics and medical information.
Look for the medically reviewed badge on articles for information fact-checked by one of our credentialed medical or clinical editors.
Kristen Fuller, MD
Mammoth Lakes, California
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Ryan Kelley, NREMT
San Diego, California
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Scot Thomas, MD
San Diego, California
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